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MessageBox.Show Method (String, String, MessageBoxButton, MessageBoxImage, MessageBoxResult)

Displays a message box that has a message, title bar caption, button, and icon; and that accepts a default message box result and returns a result.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public static MessageBoxResult Show(
	string messageBoxText,
	string caption,
	MessageBoxButton button,
	MessageBoxImage icon,
	MessageBoxResult defaultResult


Type: System.String
A String that specifies the text to display.
Type: System.String
A String that specifies the title bar caption to display.
Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxButton
A MessageBoxButton value that specifies which button or buttons to display.
Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxImage
A MessageBoxImage value that specifies the icon to display.
Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxResult
A MessageBoxResult value that specifies the default result of the message box.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxResult
A MessageBoxResult value that specifies which message box button is clicked by the user.

The following example shows how to use this overload of the Show method.

void showMessageBoxButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
  // Configure message box
  string message = "Hello, MessageBox!";
  string caption = "Caption text";
  MessageBoxButton buttons = MessageBoxButton.OKCancel;
  MessageBoxImage icon = MessageBoxImage.Information;
  MessageBoxResult defaultResult = MessageBoxResult.OK;
  // Show message box
  MessageBoxResult result = MessageBox.Show(message, caption, buttons, icon, defaultResult);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.